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Tips for Communicating with People who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

A tip sheet for communicating with individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

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Posted by: mrputzer@uwm.edu on Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 8:49 p.m.

These are very great tips for anyone who works with or communicates with an individual who may have impaired hearing. I enjoyed reading these tips and they will be helpful to know, not only as a health care professional, but also as an individual exposed to the deaf community.

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